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THUK8DAY..DECEMHER 21, 1SU9.
. Entered at the PoBtoffloe at Froderloka
burg, Va., aa seoond. class matter )
Richmond. Fredericksburg <fe
Sohec ale In effect November l'Jth, 18?9.
TRAINS LKAVB FRBDKUICK8H?-K?
&.1S A.M. daily.
?1.16 A. M. Daily except Sunday, local, to
_ leu A. M. Sundays only.
1?_J? A. M daily except Sunday.
1J7 Y. M. dally except Sunday. Docs not
Stop U-tweeu Fredericksburf aud Quantico.
?. W 1*. M. daily.
' - A. M. dally. Stops only at Ml'.ford
? mid Asi.iand, weekdays- Mak.-s all
local ?tops Sundays.
12-4SP. M. Aai.y except Sunday. Makes all
I-* 1*. M. Dally except Sunday. Stops only
at Milford, Doawell, Ashland and t< en .*. I? n.
?.47 1'. M. Dai.y stop? only at Dcaweii and
S.44 P. M. Daily makes a : : ?col stops.
Vrvdcrlcaaburg; and Richmond Accomoda
tlon. Daily except Sunday.
Makes all local stops.
Leavea Frederiofcaourg at ?.on a. m. Ar?
rives Hichmoiid i<.:"? A. M. Leaves Kichmcnd
%? ? V. M. Arrive?. ProdarlckaburK ?
?. P. Taylor. Tra?ic Mauatrvr.
B T. D. Mytr- ?
C. ?. COX. Agent
kioduquarters for Building Matar?ais.
I keep aU kinds of Nortn Carolina and Vlr*
finta Lumber, Ore-sed an I. Sbin
Sles, Laths, Sash, Dm;:? and Uiiud?, Um?,
eiueiit, Oaiclne Plaster, PlaaterUkg Hu.i.
BuHduiK a??d Fhviux Brick. Tin and Iron
Booflnif, Cut and W ire Nai.s. all kinds Ken ly
Mixed Faints aud liry Fa..it. Linseed Oil,
ruroentr.ie, Dryer Varnish and Lewi?' White
Lead, Paint Brushes of all kinds. Window
Ola?? and Putty.l?rm Warans, Koa?) Carts
ani Butrinos. K. D. COLK.
$26 5oo. To Loan. $26,500.
THE ENTERPRISE BUILD?
ING ASSOCIATION orJern
money to loan on their liberal
terms, in sums to suit, from
$100 np, on city and ooontry
property. Apply to
? ? .. . President
819 Main street.
Fredericksbrirg, Va. jel6 6m
GIVE ME A CHANCE
To estimate arid do any
kind of building or repair werk you
want done either in town or country.
All work entrusted to me will be dono
In a thoroughly satisfactory manner,
and in quickest time possible Plans
and specification? furnisb-d f?>r any
building w >rk
F. P. STEARNS.
Contractor aud Bui
By taking a o-year policy in
THE GE?IH HUE !
A Fire Insurance Company
that is deeerredly popular in
Fredericksburg ami vicinity.
Lowest Rates !
Rowleit & Goolrick,
Agents, F?f-derick.-burg, Va.
Successors to the late Cap?. Barney.
Houses, Lots, Farms.
Houses on Princess Ann?',
Caroline, and oilier streets.
Lots on Prin?e Edward,Wil?
lis, Caroline, Hanov?r. Shep?
herd, Hawke, Lewis,Charlotte,
Maury Avenue, Lee Avenue,
and Washington Avenue
Farms of all sizes and prices
always for sale.
S. Sydney Bradford,
908 Princess Anne street.
The only Licensed Real Estate Agent
in the city.
Christmas is Coming.
Prepare vourself in time. Order your
iugrs. IT ?iiffert-nt brands ol whisker, tmr? ?ti?
er *ith Brandl(<s and Wines. L?rd Haliimore
Whiskey, th* purest type n' Pennsylvania
This brand I can particaiarly reoom
mend for its purity and medieinal ?,
A fewotbt-r barufiuus : Kinn Lear \?
$4 pen/a'1.; Apple Wood Whiskey, ti pi-rirn! ;
Anchor Bye Whiskey, ft-' Per g.l.; Bourbon
live Whiskev. tl.M per gal; Ipperten Rye
whiskey. $1 40 per nal; Club linage XXXX
whiskey, H l>er *a|.; J. W Harper v
B4 per ?al ; Indian tliil Whiskey, fC per y>\\ :
Sur A Bye Whiskey, ft* per mL; Anderson
County Bye Whiskey, IS per sal. Also c-mn
plete line of Ciku's-. ?-if-arett?-i. Tob?ceo and
Staple ("roceries Ailordtrs --liai bave ray
prompt and nirelui attention, ?inler in time.
MRS. J. F MONROE,
:?13 Commeree st.. "-'rcilericksburg. Va.
Prog-resslve Eucbre Party,
afondar evening Mrs Alvin T. Em
brey gave a euchre party in honor of
her gnest, Miss Carroll, of Baltimore
The ladies' prize, a charming em?
broidery bag, was won by Mrs Chas.
O. Rowlett, and the gentlemen's pm??,
a handsome ebony-back mirror, by Mr.
Rowlett. Miss Edmo O. bw won the
booby, a Chinese doll After ?he last
game refreshments were served. Those
present were Dr and M?s Barney.Mr.
and Mis. H. H J ?hnston, Mr. and
Mr? C. C. R.iwIett.Mr. and Mrs A W.
Embrey, Misses M Byrd Scott, Kate
Newell D?ggett,EdmoO Lee.Mary Cor?
don Wallace, Messrs Daingerfi-ld Lewis,
H L Wallace, K N Goolrick, Hans
ford and Mike W.lhce, M. G. Latimer,
W. H. Harkamp, R H. Carmichael
and O'Oonor Goolrick.
Negro Escapes From Jail.
" Bubby Brock, colored, # who was
arrested at Culpeper Monday night,
after a fierce straggle, for shooting
William Clarke at a cake-walk last
snmmer, broke jail by bending the
bars of his cell with a board torn fr m
the floor, and squeezing through a
window similarly treated .lowered him?
self by means of a rope made from bis
bedding. He bad a good start when
bis escape was discovered.
Battlefield Park B1U.
Senator S-iwell has Introduced a bill
in the U S Senate establishing the
battlefield park here. The appropri?
ation asked for In the bill 1b $100 (XK).
Commencing November 16th, we will
sell round trip tickets Frederioksburg
to Washington, good for three days,in?
cluding date of issue, at rate of |2.?5
Round trip tickets are already on sale
to Bultimfee Philadelphia and New
| O. 0. Coi, Agent
Loca! aod Current Comn.?.'Us
Mr. W L Slaughter is here to spend
the Xiuas holidays.
The library will not be open on Sat?
urday, December 23rd.
When In need of u ? id oysters tend
your orders to John M Urifli?. tWO Main
Mr. Malcolm Crump Thompson, of
the H. B. L'taviN Qo , of Baltimore. 1?
home to spend the Xtnas holidays.
Miss Grace Carroll, who has been the
g-est of Mrs. Alviu T. Etnbrey, has
returned to her home in Baltimore.
K.'.nnd?II Grain Saoks. The owner
oan Ret them by calling at The Prsg
LaOM office aud paying for this notice.
Mr R L Biscoe has moved his plaoe
of business to the storehouse on Com?
merce street rented from the estate of
J. H. Bradley.
Messrs. B. J. Curtis and F Cnrtls,
of Kichardsville, were in town yester?
day on business. They were welcome
callers at The Free Lance office.
Mr and Mr? Geo. T. Newjon. of
! Hill. Washington, D 0.. havtt
an their guest for the holidays Miss Ida
Bell Ooz, ot Stafford oouuty, Va.
fOO dosen sample Handkerchiefs, tl
dozen Fascinators and .1 dozen Oriental
Table Covers. All very cheap, useful
and nice for Xtnas gifts, at B T.
Mr and Mrs J >hn L Haley, of
Sp ttsylvaala, have issued card? for the
marriags i f ?heir daughter. Miss Virgie
I, H.ley. to Mr William 0 Kuper.
The ceremony will take plaoe at their
home Wednesday, December 27, at 8
o'clock p. m
We can furnish y ?n the correot fall
styles in dregs goods, silks, millinery,
Ladies*, Misses and Children's wrapt
Men's and Boys clothiug, etc T. N.
Messrs 0, M. Harris, J. M. Wheeler,
Varnoa T Lancaster aud Frederick
Mason were in the city Tuesday p r
chasing supplies for the Christmas
celebration ot New H >pe Sunday school,
In Orgngg oonnty, which takes place
on Wednesday, the 27th instant.
Cards are oat announcing the ap?
proaching marriage of Miss Maggie
Pope, near Batna, in Oalpeper oonnty,
second daughter of Mr John D Pope,
to Mr. J Lewis Miller, on Wednesday,
Januarv :?. next, at 8 JO o'clock p m ,
at the Baptist church at Stevensburg.
There is n nhing a true frieid will
m ire appreciate than a beautifully
finished Carbon Pnotograph of yourself
during the Christmas holidays The
Davis Gallery here can make them for
yon. See their specimens
Yon will find a large aportillen of
holiday a tods, tine stationery, elegant
perfumery, beautiful cologne bottles.
??atner K"ds, etc. at Hull's Hawke's
Us make a nice Xniaa present.
Manager John C Melville, of the
Wo ten Mills, of this citv,
informel us yesterday that he had been
??nip-?It .1 to turn Jown bialf of his
rd?-rs th.s fall and Winter. Th-? ntllls
are being tan to the-r fall c:i?
and the goeds made are among 'h? best
on the m u -
Car men' 50 Shi eseqna] $i 60, be?
cause we do not pay the manufacturer
a prie? l^ed on the sspangsj of adver?
tising in magazine? all over the I'ni
ted Staffs, the mannfaetarer fixing the
retail price We fix our own price
J. W. Thorns*
A Pretty Marriage at Bethany Church
At Bethany church, Spotsylvania
county, Va . Tuesday, Dec 12th, the
marriage of Miss Sophia W. Wtal'er,
daughter of Dabney J Waller, Bsq.,
of "Waluat Hill," Caroline county, to
Mr. John W. Hancock, of "Locust
Grove, "Caroline o lunty,was solemnized
in the preseuoe of many relatives and
The altar was simply,but artistically
decorated with pare whito chrysanthe?
mums, while the son's rays stream?
ing brightly through the church win?
dows added cheerfulness to the fcene.
At high noon the bridal party
entered the church to the beautiful
strains of the wedding match rendered
by Mrs J. S Ryland The bride, in a
traveling sait of military blup Vene
cian cloth, with hat to m ?ton and
leaning on the arm of her father, was
preaedtd up the left isle by her sister,
Roberta Lee Waller, who was dressed
in blue organdie with satin trimmings.
At the same time, tbe groom, with his
best man, Mr. E P. Waller, brother of
the bride, was preceded up the right
aisle by little Annie and Conway
Chewning, niece and n?phew of the
bride, both in pare white and each
bearing a silver ealver on one of which
was placed the license, on the otiVr
the ring Near the altar they were
Biet DJ the two nf-h-rs, M-ssrs W. ?'.
Blsckley and Oarroll Goodloe The
ceremony, peiforme? by R>v. M. Spar?
ren, asf.is.ted by R-ov. J S. Ryland,
w .?< very iiupiessive At it? close the
bridal pirty, accompanied by a few
friends, rerurLed to luncheon at
"Wr-l-.u: Hill," and from there were
driven to Guineas.wbeie they took the
evening traiu for a trip to Florida
The weddiog presents were numer?
ous and costly, attesting the popularity
of both bride and groom.
Information About the Wood Fortune.
Mr Thomas W Wood, of Richmond,
has received a letter fiom his aunt.
Mrs. Jane Tatum, of Orange county,
giving some valuable information from
tbe records in the family Bible in her
possession bearing upon the immense
Wood fortune in the Bank of England.
There were three brothers, James.
Thomas, and Holful Wood, born in
Gloucestershire, Eogland The two
latter came to Amerioa and settled in
Anne Arandel coanty.Md. Later they
removed to Virginia and lived near
Barbonrsville, in Orange county. H lful
Wood died July 11. 182.1 He was the
irreat grandfather of Mr. Thomas W.
afood, of Richmond. The fortune was
amassed by James Wood, the third
brother, who remained in England.
Bills of Local Interest.
Mr Embrey introduced in the House
of Delegate? Monday a bill whioh was
passed to amend and re-enact an act
entitled an act to incorporate the
Fredericksburg and Adjacent National
Battle-Fields Memorial-Park Associa?
tion of Virginia, spproyed February
12, 1898, and to add to the incorpora
A bill was introduced by Mr. Em?
brey Tuesday and referred to enable the.
city of Frederioksburg to esforc? the
collection of delinquent taxes and levies
By the same bills were introduced
and placed on the calendar :
To authorize the City Council of
Fredericksbnrg to issue its coupon or
registered bonds for the parp?se of ob?
taining an electric plant for lighting
To authorize the Council of the city
of Fredericksburg to apportion the ex?
pense of street and other local improve?
ments between tbe city treasury aod
tho real estate benefited thereby.
Flre-Entertalnment Postponed Leoturs
Notet and Psrsonalt.
(Correspondence of The Free Lanos )
Bowling Green,Va., Dec 1?, 18W?
A large corn house on the "New
Market" farm, owned by Mr. James
Baylor, was burned on Sunday night,
with all its contents, whioh consisted
of a large quantity of corn and shacks.
It is supposed to have been set afire by
two tramps, and warrants have been
gotten out,for their arrest. Bat for
the etTorts of those present, the large
barn, near which the corn house was
standing would have been also destroy?
Mrs R 0 Peatrots loft on Friday
for a visit of several days to friends In
Mrs Nellie Hilliard, who has been
at the bed bedside of Mrs W. E Fu?
nis for several week?, was called horn1
on lagt Thursday by sickness in her
family, aud left on that day for her
home in No?folk.
The entertainment under the au?
spices of Mrs. E H. Rowe, whioh was
to have been given on the 18th of this
month, for the benefit of the Methodist
church, has been postponed until after
the Xtnas holidays
Miss Mamie Bowman, after ?pend
lag s.-veral davs with the Misses Wool
folks, left on Monday for her home in
Mr. S. T. Dickerson, Jr.. ami wife,
of Norfolk, are speuding a few days
with his parents, Dr. aud Mrs S. T.
Dickerson, near Milford.
Mr W. S. McCoy has returned from
a business trip to New York.
Miss Ldia Payne has returned to the
home of her friend, Miss Oordie Lee
Winston, after spending a few days
with friends lu Sparta.
Rev. Richard Uagby filled his n-gu
1 vr appointment at the Christian thurch
here on Snuday morning; and night.
Mr. A 13 ?'handler, Jr , will deliv?
er a lecture in this church on the
night Of the 2.">th Subject "Women
in History," aft*r which the exercises
by the children of the Sunday Sohool
will take place. Aliare O/raially in
vitanl to attend
Mr. John Woolfolk and son, of Han
overC H, spent Saturday and Sunday
with his mother, Mis Looy Woolf Ik,
in this 0 mnty
Miss \or. BS, who li is been
teaching in King aud QoMD, will re?
turn tobar boms bort?n Thsraday,
to spend the h .loi .y?
Dr. Merrlok of Binbmood, span! Boo?
. town, Hi'? guest of Mr S W
Dr. John D. Boiler, of Spaita, was
in t wii on M inlay t i attend the meet?
ing of the b tard of soporrisors
Mr Liais Vinoent, win has b?en
ng a m dical c llego in Wash?
ington, and returned to his home here
several weeks ago on ace ?ant of sick?
ness, is now dangerously ill at the home
of his patents, Mr. and Mr-, R D
Mvs. 8. W Broaddus went d >wn to
Richmond on M inday to attend the
Peierewski concert, in that ci'y, that
Mra. W. H Garnett. of Washington.
it the gnest of Mrs. R D Vincent and
Miss Allie Irby entertained the
F. N. Olab on Friday night, and the
evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all
Mr L M. Rib?rson has return-a*
from an extinded bu?'iess trip to Nor
folk and North Carolina, and is at the
?Lawn" with his family.
Mr W Q Ooghill returned on Mon?
day night from Richmond, where she
has b?en visiting friends.
Margaret, th* little daughter nf B
F. Smoot, is very sick at her home
here with bronchial oneumonia.
The schools will all close this we-k
for Christmas, and while we will miss
the faces of the girls and boys, we
wish them all a merry Christmas.
X Y Z
Holiday Excursion Rates, Season 1899-1900.
For the Christmas Holidays the Rich?
mond, Fredericksbnrg and Potornao
Railroad will sell round trip tickets to
points on its line and to Alexandria
and Washington at reduced rates Tick,
ets on sale December 22nd, 23rd, 24th
and 25tb, andDe^ember 30rb, 31st, and
Jannary 1st. good going only on date
of sale and for continuons passage in
each direction; final limit January 4th,
1900 0. C Cox, Agent.
Supt. Howard Captures the Thief.
The Griffin (Oa. ) Call of December
15, gives the following account of the
capture cf a burglar by Supt. W. K.
Hiward, of that city, who is well
known here and is the son of the late
Major W. K Howard, of this city :
"F.r several weeks pist the vicinity
of North Hill street has been troubled
with thieves of the boldest kind, car?
rying keys to fit the locks to the pantry
doors of Mrs. T. J. Brooks and Supt
W. K H .ward, and almost invariably
appearing at both houses on the same
night. The fact that the doors were
locked every night after the servants
left for their homes, left Mr Howard
iu wonder as to how these bold thieves
continued to steal goods from a pantry
with no window-} through whioh they
could crawl, so he at once set about to
catch whoever it might be.
"Mr. Howard being quito a genius in
the controlling of electricity, placed
an electric burglar alarm in the pantry,
whioh door when opened, started the
alarm. For a while no burglar oame
and Mr. Howard began to despair, but
about half past four o'clock this morn?
ing he was awakened by the alarm
sounding close to his ear.
"He sprang from his bed, siezed his
pistol as quietly as possible, slipped
through the back door and advanced
on the black negro in tbe pantry, in
all his glory, with an eleotrlo light
tnrned on, and just helping himself to
everything in sight that suited him.
When ordered to 'hold up,' he paid no
attention to it whatever, but made a
spring for the ground regardless of a
88 calibre thrown in his face.
"Instead of shooting him Mr How?
ard grabbed him, and then the straggle
began, which was a fierce one, both
men being strong, bat the viotory went
to the deserving party, so the thief is
now lodged in j til to await a trial, which
will plaoe him 'where thieves do not
break through nor steal,' for there's
nothing to steal out work and plenty
Newsy NoUs and Personals
(Correspondence of The Free Lan???? |
King George 0 H , Dec 1?, lbHi*.
Mr. W. Roy Mason, son of M ?j ?r
Julian J. Mason, bas accepted a > i?
insroial position in Anne Aruml-I
Mrs. Jame? B. K?nsten, wife (?f
Bishop Funsten, of Idaho, with her
sister, Mis? Maggie 8. Pratt, of "('ani?
den," Caroline oounty, Va , ptMtd
through our village on the lMh in-o.wit
on their way to Washington.city.
Mrs. Ada S Robb, of "Cleydael" ha?
gone to New Jersey, where she will
?pend the winter with her ?on, Mr.
Wm. M. Randolph.
Mr. Willie F. Bevan, who has burn
attondlngschool In Baltimore city, will
spend the Christmas holidays with his
father, Hun' Th ?mas M Pt-vin, at
Mr. Richard 11 Stuart, of ''Cedar
(?r?>ve,"is.visiting friends in Washing?
ton and Alexandria cities.
Messrs. Thos. L, and Fre?l U 8.
Hunter, of Washington, D 0., will
spend the Christmas holidays with their
relatives at the Contt House,
Mrs A B. Davis and her brother.
Mr Geo 0. Stuart, of Ihc Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, are visiting
their mother, Mrs. R K Stuart, at
"Cedar Grove. "
Mr. William Tajl e.who Is attending
school at Woodberry Forest, Is spending
the holidays with his parents at **Pow?
The board of Supervisors met at the
Court House on the 16th inst. , Mr. Al?
len Smith, chairman, and transacted a
great deal of routine bustness The
board adjourned to meet on the 10th
da? of February. H*00.
Mr. James L Caton, a prominent
lawyer of Alexandria, Va , was at the
clerk's o til -e, In our village, on the
liiii instant, lu king after professional
Mr. Birton Mason, son of Majot
Julian J. Mason, has accepted a po?
sition with Mr. Vivian Turner in his
st'ore at Port Gmway.
Misses Nannie ami Bessie Turner,
daughters of Rev. B. T. Turner, who
are attending school at Hannah MOOTS
Academy, aro spending th" holidays
with their parants tit lbs i* B. Re? tory,
near our village
Mr? Henry V Turner, who ha? been
-?pending sosne time in Washington
?vity, has retnriied to h-?r home, "Wood
lavvti, ' in this county.
Mr Julian Stuart Jones, a prominent
member of the bar ol the city ?if Balti?
more, is visiting his aunt, Mrs H K
Siuort, at '-OaxUl ?:r
K v B T Turner will pretMh in
St. J ?hn's P K Church on Christmas
day at 11 :S0 a m
For 0T?r Fifty Tsar?
Mr?. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for over fifty years by mil?
lions of mothers for their ohtldret
while teething, with perfect succ?s?. It
soothes the ohiid, softens the gums,
allays all pains, cures wind eolio, and
1? the best remedy for Diarrhoea. I
will relieve the poor little sufferer Im
mediately. Sold by Druggist? in every
part of the world. Twenty-five oenta
a b ?ttle. Be sure and ask for ' Mr*
?/inflow' ? Sonthlng 8yrir "
Industrial Fair Association of Northern
A meeting of the Agricultural and
Industrial Fair Association of Northern
Virginia was h?.M in Alexandria Tues?
day. The meeting was attended by
resident? not only from Alexandriaoity
and connty, but from Washington,
Fairfax, Prince William, Ou'pepT.and,
in fact, all Northern Virginia
The committee on legislation pre?
sented a plan of abharter to be present?
ed in the State legislature, The out?
line of the charter is the same a? that
governing grange organizations
throughout the oountry. The capital
stock Is to be not less than $2,000
nor m^re than $.*r0,000, which will be
divided into shares of not less than
$10 each. The association will have
the right to lease and purchase land
not to exceed 200 acres, and the char?
ter also provides that annnal fairs or
exhibitions shall be held at or near the
city of Alexandria, Va.
One important matter in connection
with the association is that of horse
racing. Under the Maupin law horse
racing is prohibited witbin this State,
and as legitimate and honest horse rac?
ing Is the most potent factor of oounty
fairs,-efforts will be made to have the
Maupin law amended so as to permit
the association to conduct a test of the
speed and endurance of animals for a
period of time nut exceeding fifteen
days each year.
The election of oftijers was as fol?
lows: President, James W Roberts, of
West End, Fairfax county ; seoretary,
Hon. S. R Donohoe, of Fairfax Court
House ; assistant secretary, George W.
Uawxhurpt, of Falls Church ?treasurer,
Edmund Hunt, of Fairfax couuty ; first
vice president. John Yarrow, of Fair?
fax oounty. Vies presidents were se?
lected from each county in the district
as follows : Washington, DC, AM
Lothrop, Dr J. Tabor Johnson and Dr.
H. O. Yarrow ; Fre^erlcksburg A.
Randolph Howard; Alexandria city,
Park Agnew. and William B
Smoot; Alexandria county, Hon. Frank
Hume aud George N 8aegmnller;
Fairfax oounty, Hon. R, W. Moore,
Hon. J. E. Willard, O H. Smith, and
D. B Harrington ; Prince William
sonnty, W. B. Lynn and Hon. E. E
Meredith ; Londoun county, Hiury
Fairfax; Fauqiier oonnty, Col. R H.
Dnlany, J. B. Beverly, Bowling Rob?
inson, Bedford Glassoock, and John D
Hooe; King George oounty, Hon. 0.
H. Ashton ; Onlpeper oonnty, Hon
John F. Rixey and S. R Smith.
An exeoutive oommlttee was also ap?
Brought to Culpeper From N?w York.
Sheriff Pulliam, .of Culpeper, who
went to Wheatland, Monroe oonnty,
N. Y., Friday, with requisition papers
upon the authorities of that State for
Charles Banks, colored, returned with
bis prisoner last Monday night Banks
Is charged with shooting Roland Amage
and a woman, as they were returning
from church,near Eggbornville, In Gui?
per county, one night last fall.
BIO Main Btre-ftt.
f e>,ree'i Old ?laud
.fuit received PULL LINE
CANDIES, TOYS, ETC.,
For Christmas trade, and invite y.ur
attention to LOtSK ?T PRICES to be
foood in town foe
Nre Frenli French Candy, 5o pound.
Stick Candy, Drops, Etc., 8c pound.
Obooulata Drops, 12'.jC poand.
Heppeimiut L. /.-?ngot, 12c p innd.
Mixed Nuts, I fa poand.
Ginger Snaps, 5c pound.
Oyster Crackers i suited), r-t, pound.
M acoiaron i
Dolls ?Toys all Prices.
AT LOWEST PRICES.
The truftt have made heavy advances
on PAPER AND ENVELOPES, but
we still have them at old prices.
Paper 8 and ?to. quire.
Envelopes So. package
ink So. bottle.
Clothes Pins lo. dozen
to buy your Shoes, Tinware and Uro?
certes of every kind.
Speolal inducements to Churches and
810 MAIN STREBT.
(Sebree's Old Stand. )
Is It True?
" I had beard that you bad tb. fini t. .ar*
it complete and mott elegant .
played stock ol 1 am V A0D8TAPLK ORU
CEHlK8evei ibi ?> i In Predi rl< ktburg
ill. i n't believe il untu I >iw tii-m. i>ut
4 Seeing is Believing.1 M
\mas Candies for Sunday
?'.? inri suit ? rerj bodj In price
aim 'in.i . oda) .-?> boots
?t Kooh Bottom Pi
Candies For All !
i/i?nni Len in and ' Ira H
Crean Mints, < nao Ai monda, Bal
? rii r i bo ola? it? I'r*
linea, Butten plates of all .>uali
tltt and 'Ixl.from a.- t..
Kc. Half and Ha t Mixturas?, Platted,Doub a*1
at? liar?. Bon Nona, all
Marshmallowa. limn Drops, l'ara
? ai - Is, I i ' ?? ? I. It you lim'?
- II \SK F">1< IT.
Canned Goods in Stacks.
cans finest TOBU ?? 8maa
Hake HusarCorn, Chopped ?ml Wh tie, White
Cherries, fello'a Cal. Peacbaa, rrawfor.i
Peaches, White Peaches, BuccotasB, l.lrat
? Strawberries, Barly June
( .t.-. n Peas, l row h P< a*. H.in/ Baked
??oan?. Ma -t. r It i> Atparatrut, Aprlc.it?. Hart
lett Cal. Pa*art, Pine Apples, rumphln. Oreen
Everything in Preserved Goods
Mint'?. If ?ami that mak^s Good
No m..r>- trouble to cook It yourself, unlett
you want to. We lnav,- It '( KA I? V MA HR.
Kut If you will make It yourit'it. we can sell
rou cheap, line Citron, white ami Leghorn,
ml Lemon Peellntra, Raisins, Seeded,
is, l/ondon Layer?.Muscatel and Vali-n
cia. Currants, cleaned sad Washers, littet.
Kiarsanri Extracts of every nasse.
Kr. ?h tal 1 KtJgS an.! IliiMrr. Hittom of tbe
Do not buy until you shi?
our lin?1 and get our prices.
The Modern Grocery,
W. L. BuiTUSS.
Send for onr Catalogue.
LOUISA COUNTY COUET.
Move to Quash a Verdict on Technical
Louisa, Va, Dec. 19?County court.
Judge F. W. Sims presiding, was en?
gaged yesterday In the triol of Hollis
Kites, (or criminally assaulting a thir?
teen-year-old daughter of a Mr. Harri?
son last September. E?tes has been in
hiding after an arrest and escape from
the officer until recently.
All of the parties live near the Arm
inns Mines and are white. W. E
Bibb and J. L Shelton represent the
aooused ; R L. Uordon the Common?
Last week the court was engaged in
tbe trial of Sprouse, for shooting Jen?
nings, in an altercation at Oreen
Springs depot, last August. The jury's
verdict was one day's confinement in
jail and a fine of $100. After the jury
was dismissed, the counsel for the ac?
cused. W. E Bibb and J. L Shelton,
moved to quash the verdict, up m the
grounds that one of the trial jury had
been a member of the grand jury that
indicted the prisoner. This question
will be argued at tbe close of the pres?
The stable of Mrs. Mattie Young,
near this plac?, was burned Monday
morning abont 4 .30 o'clook. All feed
and oorn, a buggy and horse belonging
to a visitor, were bnrned. No tnsur
ano9 ; supposed to be done by tramps.
A SUEE CUEE FOE CEOUP.
Twenty-live Year?' Constant Ute without
The first Indication of croup is
hoarseness, and in a child subject to
that disease it may be taken as a sure
sign of the approach of an attaok. Fol?
lowing this hoarseness is a peculiar
rongh oongh. If Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is given as soon as the child
beoomes hoarse, or eren after the
croupyconghappears.it will prevent
the attack. It is nsed in many thousands
of homes in this broad land and never
disappoints the anxions mothers We
have yet to learn of a single instanoe
in which it has not proved effectual
No other preparation can ahow soch a
reoord?twenty-five yeara' constant ate
without a fallare. For sale by M. M.
A Thanksgiving Pleasures
" in driving may be marred by a horse that shies,but
? the timid driver can feel secure when he is seated
in one of our reliable Buggies. Their perfect con
-J'A struction, light and easy running gear, luxurious
upholstery and finish, as well as thfiir new and up
to-date designs, make them comfortable, stylish
and safe, and render them genera) favorites with
everyone. ?? ?<>>
CHANCELLOR & RAWLINGS.
FARMERS SUPPLY STCRE,_FREDERI0K8B?BQ, VA
tfesidfjf <>ur r?gulai lin?* of Dry Goods, Notions, Fancy Goods, House Furnishing Goods
Millinery Goods, lien's Suits,Boys' Suits, Men's and Boys' Overcoats, Boys' Reefers, Ladies'
and Children's Wraps, Trunks, ?fee,, we have Humlr?*?!?- of us?*rul articles that would be highly
appreciated by your iri?*nds as Christmas Presents.
T. N. Brent
THE DIXIE. s
C This is a very popular little SHELLER, especially for those p
0 who do not rais9 large crops. Price is very reasonable.
R Can sell you a fine Double Sheller for more money. Call or
N write to us. p
DECKER & ALRICH. g
XMAS PRESEMTS FOR ALL AT
W. A. BELL & BPO.'S
Golden Oak Suits, Sideboards,
Bamboo Furniture of all kinds,
Fancy China of all kinds at CU r PRICE J,
Polished Centre Tables, nice for a present.
Don't buy your Xnvas Present until you see
W. A. BELL & BRO.'S.
918 B Street, Fredericksburg, Va. _
Christmas at BRANNAN'S.
Finest display of Finest Goods ever displayed in Fredericksburg.
CANDI?lS, RAISINS, NUTS, DATES, GRAPES, ?~
ORANGES, BANANAS, APPLES, FIGS, FANCY CAKES,
and CRACKERS, FRENCH PEAS and MUSHROONS, FANCY
CHEESE, GELATINES, CHOCOLATE8, LEMONS,
Flavoring Extracts and everything that heart could wish, all of which were bought for you.
S???* our stock, get our prices and be convinced as we are that?" It Pays to Buy the Best."
W. L BRANNAN.
\ x / a iv i -y r_" r^ __ Every man and woman that visits Fredericksburg for
W /A l>l I -C- \mJ m " "pleasure or business to visit our store and see the BAR
GAINS and Newest Goods for Fall and Winter in
PLAIN, FANCY, PLAID AND BLACK DRESS GOODS,
Cloaks Capes and Furs. Blankets and Flannels. Silks for Waists. Near
Silks for Linings from 12ic. up.
for the Fall is one of the largest that has ever been shown in town. Come
and look for yourseh at
924 MAIN STREET. HIRSH'S
A Poor Boy After Fortune Smile? Upon Him
Makes tne CMidren Happy at His Old
Years ago there left the town of OuU
peper a poor boy, whoso name at his
reijaest, Is withheld. He ?ought
fortune in New Orlean?, and ti now a
wealthy citizen of that place, bnt has
never forgotten his early home.
A few day? ago he sent a check for
several hundred dollar?,'with word that
more would be ; forthcoming If needed,
to his aged benefactor, Thomas 8. Al
cocke, of Oulp?per, requesting that the
money be used In providing a well
laden Christmas tree for the Protestant
Sunday school children A committee
was appointed by the schools and ar?
rangement? hare been made to have a
monster tree at Thomas II ?11 Decem?
The children will gather at their re?
spective school?, eaoh school using dis?
tinctive ribbon streamers, and maroh
to the haU. They will have a feast and
reaeive substantial gifts.
Telephone Line to Stafford Court House.
A movement Is on foot to build m
telepnone Une from this oity to Stafford
Court House. Parties in Stafford have
agreed to take a portion of the atock
and the balance it 1b thought will be
takea by Predericktburg people.
A sensation was oaused in Danville
when Is leaked ont that Jas. H. Slaugh !
ter, one of beat known young men of
that city, had raised notes indorsed by
bis employers, E G. Aoree & Brother,
to amount? aggregating $8,100. The
original note? amounted to scarcely
more than #300. Slaughter's action ia
generally attributed to bucket-shop
transaction?. A warrant was issued
for his arrest Monday afternoon but
ha had disappeared, '
Wheat, 63 to 70 ; corn, 83 to 35, meal 90
to 100 per 100 pounds ; oats, 85 to 30 ;
fowls (live), 6 to 6^ ; turkeys dressed,
9 to 10; live, 6 to 8; chickens,
8's to 7 ots. par lb. ; lard, 7
to 8 ; eggs, 16 to 1? ots. ; batter
13 to 20; hams, 10 to lP.j, Irish
potatoes, 65 to 65 ; beef, 8 to 8)$ ; veal
4 to 4J4; Pork, 4 to 1% ; hides
(green),6 to 7 ?hides (dry),8 to 10 ?hides
(green) salted. 7 to 9.
Wool?Unwashed, 19 to 20 ; washed,
22 to 25.
The oraln Markst
The grain markets olosed yesterday
as follows :
Chicago?Wheat, Dec. 657,'; May
Gil*? ; Corn, Deo. 80^ ; Deo. oats, 22^
New York?Southern wheat, 70 to
72 ; Southern oorn, 89 to 40.
Baltimore?Southern wheat, 68 to 72;
Southern oorn, 85 to 38.
Richmond?Wheat, 65 to 75? corn,
88 to 40.
Alexandria?Wheat. 60 to 65; otto,
M to ?8
AND DHAI.1B ?M
(lenta* FurnUhing Good*
I My Stock it now oomplete In every depart?
ment, consisting of the latest styles and best
fabrics from French, English, 8ootch and
American manufactures, selected vrith the
neatest ears with the view to supply the
trants and tasts of every customer. Kvery
Bottom Prices and Satlsfftctloo
Also fall Una ol UenU Furnishing ttond?
iucL as Dresa Shirts, Night Shirts, Drawer*,
Oollars. (Tuffs. (Moves, Suspenden, Scarf?,
rtea, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs, Half
Haas, Scarf Pina, Cuff and Collar Buttons,
Watch Chains and Charms, ?ilk, Alpaea aa?l
Qlngham Umbrellas, 4c.
UT ?Tall and sxamins oui stsjar
Hing Lim Cook Sio.es
F. F. V.
The Best and Cheapest
Heaters are the
Elmwoods, Boxwoods &
Hagey liu Healers.
We are Sole Agents.
Bernard & Gooflrick
of Stock Holder?.
The Stockholders of The Fres Lenoe
Newspaper, Book and Job Printing
Company of Frederlok?bnrg, Va , at?
hereby notified that the annual meet?
ing of the company will be held at the
! Office of The Free Lanoe Newspaper,
in Fredericksburg, Yo., on
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 30th, 1899.
, at 8 p. m , for the election of a Prest
; dent and Director? and for Bach other
business, as may lawfully oome.before
8. J. QTJINN,